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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Amazon Prime also includes Music for almost half the price.

I'm not sure about Netflix though.

Where are you getting the Prime half the Price of this? Prime is $100 a year. This YouTube Red thing is $120 a year.
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post #62 of 102
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Where are you getting the Prime half the Price of this? Prime is $100 a year. This YouTube Red thing is $120 a year.

I compared GBP to USD prices doh.gif

But it's still cheaper for something that includes TV shows, movies and music. The professionally made YouTube videos are still going to have adverts (in the form of sponsors) in them. You are basically paying $120 a year to watch random people record things with their iPhones but without adverts as well as getting Play Music.
   
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post #63 of 102
lol go from free to paid service? I don't think this will set off. It's going to turn people away from Youtube because they'll force EVERYONE to sign up to their subscription plan just like how they did with google +.

No thanks - keep it free.
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So 10 dollar a month or free and 2 minutes work to install ad-blocker...
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to be honest i think they might as well just start an x rated service. if money is wat they're after ofc
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Ahahaha, I didn't even realize the name being ironic till I came here. Bwahaha. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

And it costs more for iOS users, good.
 
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post #67 of 102
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And it costs more for iOS users, good.

No, not good.

I don't care how much you hate Apple, them being allowed to charge more for one group of people is bad for us consumers. It may start with Google charging more for Apple users on their Youtube Red service... then it'll evolve to Microsoft and everyone else in the game. And worse, if companies start seeing this and wanting to charge more ( Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, etc ) for certain devices. It has a potential snowball effect that can affect anyone of any device with any service. It reeks of anti competitive practices and you're just going to give them a pass because it's against Apple ( for the time being ).

Not to mention supporting Youtube Red in the first place is a bit idiotic. Unless they plan to give premium users faster speeds instead of the piss poor servers they use now for Youtube, then getting rid of ads is already free to you so why pay for it?
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I was watching the TekSyndicate guys stream some Borderlands 2 last night. There were 2 separate streams that could be viewed and while one was in 720p the other was 144p. When I tried to click on quality settings to change the 144p stream to a higher res it kept opening the Youtube Adblock window in the Chrome store. Since I do have it installed I took it as "Disable it if you want to change to a higher res".

Edit-It still does it on the uploaded version of the stream for me. Can someone who does not have YT Adblock installed see it they can change the quality settings in this vid?

When I try to change it this is what opens in a new window......


Edited by BulletSponge - 10/22/15 at 7:38am
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post #69 of 102
A lot of you guys seem to be under the impression that Youtube makes a ton of money, when in reality they're lucky to break even.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/viewers-dont-add-up-to-profit-for-youtube-1424897967
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I was watching the TekSyndicate guys stream some Borderlands 2 last night. There were 2 separate streams that could be viewed and while one was in 720p the other was 144p. When I tried to click on quality settings to change the 144p stream to a higher res it kept opening the Youtube Adblock window in the Chrome store. Since I do have it installed I took it as "Disable it if you want to change to a higher res".

Edit-It still does it on the uploaded version of the stream for me. Can someone who does not have YT Adblock installed see it they can change the quality settings in this vid?

I have adblock and it works just fine.
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